Friday, November 20, 2009

Phrases remembered (2)

  1. "Stupid boy!" - Captain Mainwaring in Dad's Army
  2. "It's good night from me" " And it's goodnight from him" - The Two Ronnies
  3. "Que?" ("He's from Barcelona") and "Don't mention the war!" - Fawlty Towers
  4. ''You've all done very well'' (in a quavery voice), “It’ll ride up with wear”, "Are you free?" "I'm free!" - Are You Being Served?
  5. "May your God go with you" - Dave Allen
  6. "I've started so I'll finish" - Magnus Magnussen on Mastermind (Did you know he wasn't British? Lived in Britain most of his life but never took British citizenship.)
  7. "Evening all!" - Dixon of Dock Green
  8. "Exterminate!", "It’s bigger on the inside!" - Dr Who
  9. "Shut that door!" - Larry Grayson
  10. “Just like that” - Tommy Cooper
  11. “Gissa job” - Yosser Hughes in Alan Beasdale's Boys from the Black Stuff
  12. “42″ - is the answer to the ultimate question in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, which was a radio show before it became a book, computer game, comic book and TV show.


Paradise Lost In Translation said...

Yup, remember all of these, we must be of a similar age!

Zhoen said...

Now that you have them cited, yes, I know quite a few. Caught on the CBC from across the river, then on PBS.

The Two Ronnies, and Manuel, Dave Allen (I still tell some of the jokes learned from him), the Daleks, "my pussy..." comments from Mrs. Slocombe, and of course all things Douglas Adams. Stretched out over a long time, since none of this got to me first run.

Expat mum said...

Ah but who said "Boom boom"?

Expat mum said...

Also - did anyone see the awful Royal Variety Command Performance where Tommy Cooper actually died on stage at the end of his act? It just looked like it was part of the act as he was joking about not knowing how to finish, then he fell back into the curtain. Awful.

Almost American said...

Expat Mum - "Boom boom" is in my next blog post!
No, I didn't see that Command Performance - how awful!

If I Could Escape . . . said...

Remember most of those! LOL Great post idea!!

Paul said...

What's really awful is that I find myself using phrases like this and Americans looking back at me with blank faces. I mean me saying: "I don't rightly know" in a funny Manchester voice means nothing to an American, who obviously does't get that it's an impression of Mavis from Coronation Street in the 1980s done in the style of Les Dennis!


Pipérade said...

Here's something to remind you:

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